Six of the Best Public Parks in the Northern Beaches.

Keeping the kids entertained on a warm, sunny day is challenging at the best of times. If you’re looking for a low-cost activity for the kids until the sun goes down, then head over to your local playground.

Swings, slides and a scrumptious picnic…

We’ve put together a list of the best public parks in Dee Why and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Let’s start with one of the parks in our hometown, Dee Why.

Dee Why – Michaela Howie Playground

Take the kids and your pooch out for a fun day in the park. The Michaela Howie playground next to Dee Why Beach is a popular playground for all kids. The play area is fenced, has slides, climbing gear, and a swing set.

While the kids are having fun on the equipment, you can relax at the picnic tables while overlooking at Dee Why Beach. Make a day out of it by grabbing the picnic basket, food and drinks.

Manly Lagoon Park

Take the Manly Four Beaches walk and finish up at Manly Lagoon Park. The playground, located in Cameron Avenue, is known as one of Manly’s finest. The modern playground has a spider climbing web, swings, and even a sandpit.

The older kids can take their bikes and ride around the footpaths. There are more paths to ride bikes outside of the park too, just beware your kids don’t go too close to the lagoon.

Collaroy Beach Playground

There’s something magical about playgrounds near beaches. They become an instant attraction for families and kids of all ages – must be the Vitamin D while listening to the sounds of the ocean as your kids have the time of their young lives! A relaxing day while the kids enjoy themselves. What’s not to love?

Collaroy Beach playground is filled with fun equipment that will entertain kids for hours. Some of the highlights of the park include:

— The rope climbing frame
— The water play area
— The large flat swings

The park is close to cafes and toilets and has plenty of shade. The area is enclosed making it ideal for kids of all ages.

Clontarf Playground

This park is one of Sydney’s Northern Beaches’ hidden gems.

Offering a shaded playground to keep the burning sun off your face, plenty of seating, several barbeques, public toilets and water taps, Clontarf playground is deal for the whole family.

The swimming area of the lake contains an enclosure, making it perfect for even the little ones. As for parking, paid parking is available in front of the park, otherwise, off-road unpaid parking is within walking distance.

Narrabeen Lake Bilarong Reserve Playground

Remember the giddy thrill of hurtling around spinning play equipment?

Your parent, grandparent or older sibling would tell you to get off before you get sick but you would refuse to listen. Spinning around was way too much fun to care.

The Narrabeen Lake Bilarong Reserve playground is the ideal area for kids who love an adventure.

The area is split into two sections. The younger kids playground is a shaded fenced area. The bigger kids area has a wooden bridge and a massive spider net.

Barbeques are also available so grab some bread and snags and take the family out for a day of fun and laughs.

Beacon Hill Reserve Playground

Beacon Hill Reserve playground is the ideal park for kids of all ages.

The youngsters can slide down the slippery slide or climb to the top of the equipment tower. Bigger kids will love the basketball court where they can shoot some hoops. As for the footy fanatics, there is plenty of space on the football field.

There’s something for everyone.

So bring your friends, family and picnic basket and get ready for a day of fun and laughs.

Find Northern Beaches Next Hidden Gem

Enjoy a fun, stress-free day out with the kids.

The best playgrounds are the ones where you can let the kids run free while you relax under a park tree and sip on an iced coffee.

The Northern Beaches is filled with some of the most spectacular landscapes beaches and best public parks in Australia. Being a coastal location means parks are in close proximity to cafes and beaches.

Next time your looking to entertain the kids, give one of the best public parks we listed a go.

And if it’s raining, there’s always ZONE Bowling and laser tag at DYRSL.